Claims People: McLaren’s, Copperpoint, HNRK, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Global claims management provider McLarens expanded its third-party administration service with the addition of six new team members in London, all of them from Broadspire.
The new hires follow the appointment in May of Kirsten Early, who formerly led Broadspire UK, to spearhead the expansion of McLarens TPA. She and the team will be based in London, the Atlanta-based company said in a press release.
Early moved to London from the New York City area in 2018 to become managing director of Broadspire UK. Broadspire is a subsidiary of Crawford & Co., headquartered in Atlanta. Early had worked for the company for four years before the international move, according to her Linkedin page.
Broadspire appointed a new executive team in the U.S. and Canada in March. Early left the company two months later and now is taking much of her former Broadspire UK team with her.
McLaren’s hired Jason O’Sullivan, formerly Early’s No. 2, as head of global TPA development, leading sales efforts for the TPA team. O’Sullivan previously held senior business development roles at Gallagher Bassett and Crawford & Co., most recently as director of sales at Broadspire, the company said in a press release.
Matt Morling was appointed head of TPA client services. He has 30 years industry experience and has specialized in the TPA sector since 1994. Most recently he served as Broadspire’sdirector of client services.
Paul Sturges was appointed as head of global TPA accounts. He has nearly 40 years industry experience, having commenced his career in commercial loss adjusting. He also joins from Broadspire, where he was director of global accounts.
Johanna Mulley has joined as Head of TPA Analytics & Solutions. She also joins from Broadspire, having begun her career with McLarens in 1994, and is an expert in managing international programmes, with a focus on overseeing programme administration, quality control, data analytics, system management and the provision of management information and business intelligence.
Karla Ward and Cassie Watts, also formerly with Broadspire, were appointed TPA program managers. Both have more than 15 years’ industry experience and specialize in the implementation and management of multinational claims programs.
Phoenix, Arizona-based CopperPoint Insurance Co, appointed Kris Mathis as senior vice president and chief workers’ compensation claims officer.
He succeeds Ginny Arnett Carol, who plans to retire at year-end after 21 years with the company.
Mathis will oversee all workers’ compensation claims operations for CopperPoint. He joined CopperPoint through the acquisition of PacificComp in 2018 and has over two decades of experience in the industry.
Prior to CopperPoint, Mathis served in a progression of managerial and executive leadership positions in claims and field services for insurance carriers including Safeco, CompWest, SeaBright and the Liberty Mutual Group, CopperPoint said.
Mathis earned a B.A. in history from California State University, Fullerton and a Juris Doctorate from Trinity Law School.
New York City law firm Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney has appointed attorney Bradley Nash as a partner with its Insurance Recovery Litigation & Counseling Group.
Nash hash amassed vast commercial litigation experience in New York’s federal and state courts during a nearly 20-year legal career, including wins in disputes over directors and officers insurance and other policy types, the law firm said in a press release.
Before joining HNRK, Nash practiced at Schlam Stone & Dolan, where he established the firm’s insurance recovery practice, and at Covington & Burling in New York. He has particular experience representing D&O insurance policyholders facing potential civil and criminal liability, and in one groundbreaking case secured the first reported decision in New York state court granting injunctive relief against an insurance carrier for advancement of defense costs, HNRK said.
Nash received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He is a former clerk to the Honorable David G. Trager of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has appointed Steve Piper, global head of special investigations for CNA, as a member of its Executive Committee.
Piper replaces Ken Jones of Travelers Insurance, who retired after a 30-year career fighting insurance fraud, the Coalition said in a press release.
Piper previously served on the International Association of Special Investigation Units’ board of directors. He has spent time on multiple committees within the Coalition, including Government Affairs and Research.
In addition to his new responsibilities on the Executive Committee, Piper is also working on the Workers’ Compensation Committee to update the total annual estimated amount of comp fraud, the Coalition said.
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